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I too use hanks on my foresails, and I was thinking about that either. You can hank the new sail on the bottom, them run new sheets, then drop one and hoist the other. Does this sound right to you?
It’s been 3 months I do not go to the boat… I will try to go in the next couple of weeks and take pictures for you. Cheers
while I cannot send you a picture of mine, here is the picture I used to “build” it:
Hi Jiri, I am out of town for the next 2 weeks.
I’ll send you pictures when I get back.
I replaced my masthead light with this one and I am quite happy with it: http://www.amazon.com/OP5001-AMAZONIA-CLASSIC-INTEGRATE-BI-DIMENSIONAL/dp/B00I8P2HHI
I am a budget sailor so I got these for my masthead instruments: http://www.marinedeal.com/product_p/sim22098529.htm
And now I am looking to get a Wifi to connect all this to my Ipad.
I am doing “Floating Low Friction Leads” for the Jibsheets.
I do most of my sailing solo so I kept 2 cabin top winches (2 speed non ST) and I replaced the Cockpit winches with 2speed ST. That keeps the sheets closer to the helm. I added a Harken windward sheeting traveller and most my Halyards come back to the cockpit except the Main and one Spinnaker halyard (I like to have my main halyard at the mast close to all my reefing so I do it from this one place and the spinnaker is in case I decide to do W/L races)
I updated my backstay with the Dyneema. And I brought the Spy pole downhaul to the mast base, but I kept one attachment point on the foredeck that I can use a snatch block if the wind is light enough.
One thing I did on my boat is I copied Speedster idea of adding a board between the seats aft of the traveller. It makes for more comfortable tacks and jibes in my opinion. Plus in those hot boring light wind days it provides a place to lay and chill… Hehehe
My boat is Clarice M. and it has come a long way since I got her last year but there is still a lot to do.
The guys here at the forum are a great help and source of knowledge so look at past posts and the tips and tweaks but also, do not forget to factor your own experience too!
I am seeing a lot of radical modifications and refits to Olsons. Would it ever be a review on what makes it a Class boat? How far can someone go and still keep it “Class Legal”?
Thank you for this info. So maybe it will be more am Aesthetic item then.
I guess if mine were broken I would consider it but maybe not worth the investment just to trade it.
I also see a couple of different booms on Olson pics throughout the web. Maybe a “Boom design article on the Boat setup page would be nice.
Mine is a hook a the end of a tail, tied to a 2:1 that comes down to a turning block at the mast base and leads to the cockpit. Most my control lines come to the cockpit. I single hand most of the time so I like it.
Do any of these sails are hank on?
Any Storm jib or Trysail?
I just tore my old dacron Mainsail. I am interested in any Mains you have free and for sale. Let me know what you have. Do you take paypal or prefer check?
For Jib, Genoa sheets, I prefer this arrangement with a soft shackle and loop splices, since the knot gets inside the sail clew and does not hang on shrouds or lifelines http://l-36.com/soft_shackle_intro.php
For halyards and the spinnaker sheets I like this integrated splice ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRKOkYqWpug ) , but with the “Better soft shackle” ( http://l-36.com/soft_shackle_9.php ). I think this shackle is easier to use then the one with the opening line.
let me know what you think.
I like soft shackles very much, I even can splice them to the end of a line so they are integrated and then my diamond knot stay on the sail clew. It is a very neat arrangement.
Thanks for the info Bruce,
How long in total are your sheets? What shackes do you use? Any cons about just tying a bowline at the clews?
By the way, Spar Wars is looking amazing!
I have the mount like Surfer Girl’s picture. I never tilt it up and I am actually looking for a fixed mount for my boat. If you send me a picture of yours and it works for us both we can make a trade. Let me know if you are interested.
I would love to pictures of this setup.
I have the tracks but only one of the “cars”, does anyone know where can I find it?
I leave my rod attached to the trailer since it is unlikely I will use it to put the boat somewhere else… Then weight is not an issue.
Have a great week!
Using a line/Strap in place of a rod will create a pivot point where it attaches at the keel instead of keeping this pivot point above deck and this will alter the balance of the boat. My rod has a cap that fits the deck whole snugly. I think if you use a similar cap to tension your strap down enough so it does not wobble bellow deck then you would be in the clear regarding the pivot point position. Am I too far off?
I had the same issue, the pilot falls nowhere. I fabricated a mount and I am finishing the install this next weekend. I´ll test it and put pictures on monday.
I will add a second pilot, probably a Ev-100 or B&G Triton later on as a main pilot for really long passages and keep the TP for my short daysails and motoring here at the lake.
I like the backwards tiller as a way to not clutter the cockpit, but I think it will just be something else on the way to the outboard.
I also like a lot the Andrew Evans Storm sail steering system which saves battery (youtube).
I think this is an interesting idea but it does not attain my goal which is to not only have more comfortable operation but to also have battery charging capabilities.
By the way Piotr, I checked your Olson Blog, your boat is looking awesome!! Congrats!
I am just adding 2 Shackles, secured to the horn by some line. I like the end result although I do not like the line, I´ll probably make some SS wire loop in the future…
I like Bruce´s solution, KISS is always the best… Maybe I´ll scratch everything and go for it.
Hehehehe…. Sounds like a cool plan and a nice “vacation”!
How far down the mast should I mark it, my mast does not have it.
Luff is smooth so I guess a sailmaker visit is overdue…
thanks for your insight. After much consideration these sails are become decoration and fabric for my wife´s sewing projects…
My sails seem to be going all the way up they look fine by visual inspection and they reach the top of the mast. I had the feeling my sails were cut with a lower clew, I just wondered if this was normal on all Olsons…
What is a “stopper slug at the white band”?
So far I am just researching. What attracts me about the inboard are: Charging and ease of handling plus I would rather have a motor readily available under the cockpit then having to remove and put the outboard back when I need it, And I am not sure I want to go offshore with the outboard hanging back there… Outboard seem a little safer to me.
And I think a 10hp inboard is a little better then my 6hp outboard, no?
I don´t know where I will get the rest of the parts. For now I am looking at my Budget options
Any other Ideas?
I like your plan, it is the same as mine. I plan on doing if the conditions are acceptable to my comfort. I am not sure I understood, you are not thinking about finishing the race? I Plan on doing the whole race and I will probably plan some sort of charity sail back where I will be auctioning a crew spot for the return trip…. I still don´t´know exactly how… So I do not have to sail back solo too…
I do not have much rake, my mast is fairly straight.
I have a quantum sail and a Dacron old sail, both leave the boom fairly low.
How much differenceDoes it make to have the Mainsail clew a foot or so higher or lower? Does it make that much difference?
Thanks Bruce that makes a lot of sense.
I am really thinking about it. Are you think to do it single handed or double?
My initial plan is to do it single, but probably the 2017 one, since it is biannually and I wanted to do some practice with the Olson before… Probably one or two Mac Challenges. I am from St. Louis, MO. where are you?
you can e-mail me at jeanbrzdezign gmail
You say the spinnakers should be the same size only the cloth weight changing, wouldn’t ´t´his overpower the boat on higher wind ranges?
When would you not use your spinnaker and sail under main only?